Thursday, May 8, 1980

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 8, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Box 45136 m New Texas 89 19 May 140 Pages 25 Cents CIS Grading systems and standardized criteria for promotion to another grade were and issues Tuesday night at the meeting of Comal Independent School District After the discussion seemed to be going in a motion to table the item indefinitely was approved by one vote with Kenneth Carey Judy DeVillez Milton Sellars voting against that The discussion was apparently to cover the grading system used in the district from kin dergarten through eighth grade of A2 and A3 to indicate whether a child is progressing above or below grade But the issue quickly became the academic standards of the district and how these com pare with other districts as well as how CISDs students compare with other McWilliams said he had requested the item be placed on the agenda after a meeting with parents at Bulverde at which concerns were expressed about the grading standardized grading There is a lack of standards in elementary schools and a student is then forced to face the real world in high McWilliams James Richardson explained that the present grading system in kindergarten through eighth grade was developed by a committee of administrators and parents as a part of individualized As a portion of the parent conferences with teachers are required for information on a students Weve never tried to keep it a secret that a different system is used in the ninth added The district is now in the process of setting conducting needs collating documentation and data to eventually use in the accreditation project for the Texas Education Agency which will be completed in approximately two The evaluation committee of trustees and administrators for that said Mc could use information from other school districts to get a jump on setting up I wonder if were the ones to make this said Leroy Im not aware of any of our graduates who cant hold a job or who cant make it in See Page 2A Fellers wins easily Ivy nudges Dagle Sheriff Walter Fellers and Justice of the Peace Carrol Matheny easily defeated Democratic but Constable Bob Dagle wasnt as for tunate as his fellow In the Republican former police officer Lester Jonas won a surprisingly easy victory over former school trustee Eoff in the race for constable Precinct seeking his third term as Precinct 4 lost a squeaker to former sheriffs deputy James 294 to Ivy overcame Dagles early lead on the strength of a 17vote margin at voting Precinct 17 River Hunter and a 16vote cushion at Precinct 18 Canyon Asked Tuesday if he a Dagle I dont know whether I will or He said his main concern was not the narrow margin of but the possibility that two people whom he said voted for Ivy may not live in the precinct in which they who said he had consulted an said he hasnt decided whether it would be worth it to pursue legal remedies to disqualify two was the way Ivy described his feelings after the final results came in Saturday He said he was surprised the race was as close as it I thought Id beat him more than that considering the response I He felt many of his potential voters may have voted in the Republican primary Those potential voters included one young lady who intended to vote for him at but voted in the GOP primary by he Ivy who will be unopposed in November said he learned of this when she called and complained that he wasnt on the ballot in Some quick checking revealed she walked into the wrong he who faced his first opponent in almost three was never sheriff carried 18 of 20 precincts receiving as much as 94 percent of the vote in one precinct in rolling up votes to 557 for challenger Julio his former Eighty not Fellers said after the final results were But if Fellers was pleased with the Republican sheriff candidate John Mullins who was unopposed in the GOP primary was pleased as who kept an eye on how many votes he received versus how many were cast in each said he was pleasantly surprised to receive votes out of He said he thought he would receive only 30 to 35 percent of the total who was appointed to replace the late Kermit Schlameus in the Precinct 4 JP post in easily bested challenger Joan 406 to who carried all four faces Republican Howard Curly Smith in who bested Eoff 366 to now faces Sheriffs deputy Smitty Smith in the general District Attorney Bill Tax AssessorCollector Gloria state Bennie 22nd District candidate and Precinct 2 Constable Kermit Vetter were unopposed in the Democratic primary and face no op position in Assistant County Attorney Bill bidding to replace Paul Roberts in the county attorneys faces Republican Gary Henk in the general Both were unopposed in their respective primaries last The same goes for Democratic Precinct 1 JP Harold Krueger and his Republican Bemus Glenn A large part of the roof of a home under construction on Elmwood collapsed from fire damage Arson suspected in fire Arson is suspected as the cause of fire which almost completely destroyed a home under construction at 208 The fire was reported to the Central Fire Station about 3 After the blaze was firemen located the spot where the fire Fire Chief Elmer Zipp Wood chips from that spot have been sent to the Texas Fire Marshall laboratory in Austin for Results of the which are ex pected in two will show whether or not a flammable liquid was used to start the he There is a big possibility of arson he adding that the house had not been connected for electrical or gas The home was Hearing completion with bricklaying and cabinet work yet to be Damage is estimated to be Reno Koepp and Son is the building contractor constructing the home for Corpus Christi resident Tom Precinct convention Looking over the list of Democratic voters in Precinct from left attorney State Bennie Ben Bock and precinct chairman Hilmar Schriewer attempt to Staff photos by John Senter find voters qualified for nomination as alternate delegates to the county convention Alternates must have voted in the Democratic 12 backs Carter By Robert Johnson It didnt feature lots of pretty girls or Bert but Saturdays Democratic primary was just as much a beauty contest as the Miss America It was called that because the popular vote had nothing to do with delegate selection to the national unlike the binding Republican As a President Carter and Edward Kennedy told their supporters to vote at the and once at the precinct In Precinct which has the largest number of registered voters in the 16 including prominent Democrats like Ben Bock state Bennie District Judge Robert Pfeuffer and at torney got the Fourteen cast votes for while the remaining two went for Seven people vote twice Precinct 12 has been allotted 14 votes in next Satur days county since one couple both Carter supporters said they will be unable to the precinct will send 12 Carter and two Ken nedy Discussion then turned to naming alternate and the group approved a motion by Ben Bock naming 11 checking voting records to make sure the alternates voted in the Burrus said he was glad somebody else made the motion naming The last time I nominated they voted in the Republican Burrus This is Bocks in case somebody voted The group also approved a motion recommending delegates to the national convention be bound to the candidate they pledged to support on the first Convention brief in Pet 17 By Wanda Lasater Some 195 persons voted at the Precinct 17 Democratic but it was a tough go to get nine persons at the precinct The precinct is entitled to nine delegates to the county Democratic convention So temporary chairman John Manley included his wife and son to add to the seven persons who showed up at last Saturday to get a total of Convention business of selecting which of the can didates would get the precincts votes took less than 15 minutes with all nine going to Jimmy his wife and son backed Edward Manley just to make everything he would change those three votes to All nine persons said they should be able to attend the county Manley if anyone could not attend to call precinct chairman Roy Lmnartic so he would be able to get an alternate to fill the Of the voters last percent or 117 cast ballots for Carter percent or 29 for Kennedy percent or five for Jerry Brown and percent or 41 for Although the convention decided to give Carter all nine it would have been possible because of the nature of the Democratic Party primaries to have the delegates go to Kennedy or even During the lastminute campaigning last it was stressed that Democrats had to vote twiceonce in the primary and again at the precinct The Texas Democratic primary is often called a beauty contest since the vote totals actually have little to do with which candidate gets the Persons going to the precinct conventions and casting the second ballot determine who will get the For whatever the persons living in Precinct 17 did not hear that message since only percent of those casting ballots came to the precinct one of the convention said that in years past the turnout for the precinct meetings has been much larger when they were held at Gruene See Page 10A